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Kansas City Royals Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2019

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3.7
66%
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81%
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Kansas City Royals CEO David Glass (no image)
David Glass
10 Ratings
  1. "Excellent way to break into the industry."

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    Former Employee - Sales Academy Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The coworkers are some of the best I have ever had the privilege of working with. They will help you develop your skills and are willing to utilize their connections to help you move on in the industry. Also, working at the stadium is awesome.

    Cons

    The pay is low; but you can survive on it as long as you have the drive to work hard and hone your skills. You will not get your hand held and should expect to work hard.

    Kansas City Royals2019-08-08
  2. "."

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    Former Employee - Security 

    I worked at Kansas City Royals part-time

    Pros

    Great team to work for

    Cons

    Don't really have any cons

    Kansas City Royals2019-06-14
  3. "As advertised. Good first step towards getting established in the sports industry."

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    Former Employee - Sales Academy Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Kauffman Stadium is absolutely beautiful. Working at the stadium is a once in a lifetime experience. Coworkers and management are friendly and supportive. You'll learn not just from management but from tenured Account Execs. Supportive of different sales styles (not just cranking out cold call sales robots). This is a job that focuses on teaching you. So, be open minded even if you've been in sales for a while. They... seem to genuinely want you to succeed in the sports industry; whether that be with the Royals, a different team, in sales, or another career path. Offered great advice on getting another job and moving up when it came time to leave the program. Competitive environment but still very friendly. There is usually someone around who knows what they are doing to answer your questions. This position is what you make it. Work hard, make connections and you'll be in good shape.

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    Cons

    Be prepared to make 80-100 cold calls per day to be at the top of the board. It's tough to live off the pay but doable for a little while. Selling for a poor performing team is tough, but not impossible. I've seen people who were struggling with sales just give up. It's tough to be confident in a slump but stay positive and keep grinding. Commission from sales can be tricky to understand at times. Keep good clean... records yourself to help avoid some confusion.

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    Advice to Management

    Dedicate mandatory meeting times that absolutely cannot be changed. Find some ways to better boost confidence of associates that tend to struggle with sales.

    Kansas City Royals2019-05-02
  4. "Can't live off of low pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Pay is not enough to even pay basic bills. Company is extremely cheap and only cares about their bottom line but could care less about employees

    Kansas City Royals2018-10-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Never stood a chance"

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    80 Grade Sales Academy Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals for less than a year

    Pros

    -Cool to go to Kauffman Stadium every day -Great coworkers -Great inside scoop on the inner workings of a professional team

    Cons

    -Management has unrealistic expectations for sales results for a bad team -Very poor training and supervision -Lots of figuring things out for yourself -Thrown into the fire without much training or explanation -Promises of "leads" mostly fall through -Only cares about results, not interested in effort -No warning about ways to improve -Will terminate employment regardless of effort at any moment

    Advice to Management

    -Find someone actually willing to train new associates -Stop wasting money on lists of people who have no interest in paying to watch a bad team lose -Use software and programs that don't crash constantly -Provide better feedback and more often for new hires

    Kansas City Royals2017-11-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a real job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Academy Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals part-time

    Pros

    Free food at games, free tickets, free merchandise

    Cons

    Pay (less than $20,000), Bad Management, High Turnover

    Advice to Management

    My checks were usually $500 - $600 every two weeks. You cold call people to sell overpriced tickets for a below average baseball team. Customers know they can get the tickets for a fraction of the cost at a third party site like StubHub. Thought I would learn sales techniques, but no formal training or feedback ever. I honestly don't know what the manager did all day. He didn't manage or sell on the phone. There is... a reason why everyone in this role is so young, because they get exploited. They target candidates right out of college with no experience. Anyone with any brains would not work here. The formula is simple. You work hard and make them thousands of dollars, but they don't want to pay you money!

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    Kansas City Royals2017-12-04
  7. "Ballpark Operations"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Ballpark Operations in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Royals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to start your career in sports by learning and gaining valuable hands on experience

    Cons

    Sports is a field that is hard to get into because everyone wants a job with a sports team

    Kansas City Royals2017-08-30
  8. "Fraternity/Sorority like"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals full-time

    Pros

    Fun, exciting, work/life balance is excellent. Baseball 24/7. Get to help and work with great co workers and fans

    Cons

    If you adjust for a 40 hour week you make $8.75 per hour so awfully low wages. They also hold your commission for months. Very little to no chance of advancement regardless of performance. No training and your just a number. Basically their system is each season they take kids fresh out of college and pay them minimum wage. Once the season ends they bring in new kids. So they can continue paying minimum wages. The... only way to stay on is if you are accepted into the fraternity/sorority. When they do have job openings it's more about how much they personally like you than your actual work performance. I would only recommend if this is your first job out of college and plan to move on to a better organization and just need experience. It would be better off being called a very low paying internship.

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    Advice to Management

    No question that it is a very fun job. However, pay employees livable wages and see employees as people instead of just the bottom line. Be more honest and don't just promote who you personally like over who can perform the job the best.

    Kansas City Royals2016-12-29
  9. "Great Organization"

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    Current Employee - Outfield Experience in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kansas City Royals part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great part-time jobs for a good pay rate. Friendly management. Great atmosphere. Great place to work on your people skills as most every job is customer service oriented.

    Cons

    You need to be available on their schedule, which are usually game days, 2 hours before game time, during the baseball season. So from April to October, evenings and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more input from employees, especially those that have been there for 3 or more years.

    Kansas City Royals2016-09-22
  10. "player"

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     in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great organization who treats employees well

    Cons

    none, great place and team to work for

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing

    Kansas City Royals2016-05-20
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